Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I think that touches on one of the fundamental left:right framing issues.

We try terribly, terribly hard to be fair, and think that rational argument will prevail.

The right goes straight for the emotional jugular, even if they have to distort the facts to do so.

"Pro-life" is emotional.  "Pro-choice" is adult and rational, even though passionately felt.  I suspect it's the right's success in framing their side of the debate in emotional terms that is the only reason this debate isn't properly over.

Perhaps what we need is a snappy label that frames what they're pro as backstreet abortions and control over women's bodies.  

Any ideas?

by Sassafras on Sat Mar 22nd, 2008 at 05:24:16 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Occasional Series